Manuscript: Additional MS 27944
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British Library, Additional MS 27944
(On the Properties of Things)
 

Produced: England, c. 1410

Language: English

Author: Bartholomaeus Anglicus
Illustrator: 
Scribe: 

Binding: 18th century brown leather
Media: Parchment
Script: Anglican formata; Cursiva formata

Folios: 335  Height: 42 cm   Width: 29.5 cm

Manuscript type: Single-author

Location: British Library, London, England, United Kingdom

Family: n/a

 




 
Description

John Trevisa's English translation of the De proprietatibus rerum (On the Properties of Things) of Bartholomaeus Anglicus. Folio 2r has an alphabetic table of contents by book; folio 8r has Trevisa's verse introduction. Vine and flower decorations at the start of each book; initials at the start of each chapter are alternately gilt on magenta and blue on red, with simple penwork in the margins. One miniature in an initial (f. 8r), showing a cleric at a reading desk.


 
Editions and Facsimiles

Printed editions: On the properties of things : John Trevisa's translation of Bartholomaeus Anglicus De proprietatibus rerum : a critical text (Oxford, 1975-1988) Seymour, 1975


 

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